The latest outright assignments from around MLB…
- Randy Wells cleared waivers and the Cubs outrighted him to Triple-A Iowa, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports (on Twitter). The Cubs designated the right-hander for assignment two days ago after he posted a 5.34 ERA with 4.4 K/9 and 7.5 BB/9 in 28 2/3 innings of work.
Nice, didn’t think he’d clear waivers. There’s still a good chance he can get it back together again
He’s a righty that can’t even reach 90 and walks far too many. He’s done.
He’s never had high velocity; when he first came up he had pinpoint control, which is what made him so effective his rookie year. He just lost his control this year. If he ever regains it, which is well within the realm of possibility, he could at least provide some nice rotation depth.
And the fact that he’s a righty is completely irrelevant.
He was something to watch when he was a rookie, wasn’t he? Like a young Greg Maddux. I’d love to see Wells get it together again, but I don’t know if he ever will. Sad as it is to say, I think he’d benefit more from a change of scenery than anything else.
Jamie Moyer would disagree that being a righty is irrelevant. So would all the other LOOGY’s and over-the-hill lefties that keep getting contracts until they’re 40.
Thought someone would pick him. I was thinking Jays. Hmm.
Yeah, that’s what I was expecting too. Wonder why they didn’t?
Because his salary is $2.7M. That’s a lot of money (even in Canadian dollars) for a completely ineffective pitcher.
He isn’t “completely ineffective”. You seem to forget that he suffered an injury a season ago and has likely not fully recovered from that injury. He was great before the injury but has struggled to regain his form since then.
Any relation to David Wells?
Extremely easy to hit, walks too many, strikes out next to no one, people only know his name because he was very lucky one year…
…it should surprise no one he cleared waivers. He’s what would normally be a bad teams filler, but currently cant manage to hold a job on the single worst club there is.
Hey, the San Diego Padres resent that statement!
Cubs 26-49 (.347) with 29-46 (.387) PythWL & 109.3 MM Salary
Pads 28-49 (.364) with 30-47 (.390) PythWL & 55.6 MM Salary
Nah, no they dont. They know who is worse here.
You must have overlooked the Padres before making this comment. The Cubs are essentially rebuilding, while the Padres are old and bad. They have many more years on their team than the Cubs. Wells has struggled lately, as I have mentioned in several comments, due to the injury he suffered a year ago. He is still trying to regain the form he had pre-injury.
Damn, I thought it said Vernon Wells at first